An Essay Contest from the Fraser Institute
The Canadian Fraser Institute is sponsoring an essay contest with a top prize of $1,000 and five runner-up prizes of $500.
The theme? “Measurement.” According to Fraser, “Measurement should be a key component of any debate on public policy. Measurement transforms issues that are otherwise abstract or obscure into something concrete or tangible. More importantly, measurement facilitates fruitful discussions and productive public debates.”
So Fraser would like your thoughts on what economic or public policy issue you’d like to see measured. Your issue or idea should be related to the impact of markets on individuals or the impact of government intervention on the welfare of individuals.
Your essay should either be 500-600 words or a one-minute video essay uploaded online. Your entry should contain:
- A clear thesis statement stipulating what you’d like to see measured.
- Using facts and logical argument, an explanation of why the issue should be measured.
- How one would measure it, given sufficient resources and data.
Entries will be judged based on the submission’s fidelity to the three points above and a demonstrated understanding of the importance of measurement to public policy.
- Full name
- Job Title (if applicable)
- Mailing address
- Phone number
Written essay entries should be attached in the email submission. Video essay entries should provide the URL link in the text body of the email.
For full details, take a look at the promotional flier. Or for more information contact:
Education Programs Assistant
1-800-665-3558 ext. 533